Weight loss: “I felt fatigued doing daily tasks”

27-year-old, Sachin Chavan was extremely exhausted the way he was leading his life. His being overweight made it difficult for him to do his daily chores without feeling tired.
Not only this, his extra weight invited many health issues, which made his life even difficult. But the day he decided he'd lose all the excess weight, he never looked back. With all his patience and hard work, he managed to lose 28 kilos in 6 months.

Here’s his inspiring journey.

Name: Sachin Chavan

Occupation:
Manager sales and business development

Age: 27 years

Height: 5.6 inch

Highest weight recorded:
88 kilos

Weight lost: 28 kilos

Duration it took me to lose weight: 6 months

The turning point: Not being able to do my everyday tasks without feeling fatigued became a big problem for me. Not only did I feel lazy but my extra weight also invited many health issues which made my life difficult. I finally decided to do something about my weight and started to focus on my body and make myself healthy.

My breakfast: Four boiled eggs

My lunch:
Two roti, dal and vegetable

My dinner: Protein shake, two roti, dal and four white eggs

Pre-workout meal: Black coffee

Post- workout meal: Protein shake and banana

I indulge in: I don’t believe in cheat days. Though I love having dal and rice.

My workout: I do strength training for six days a week along with low-intensity cardio.

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Low-calorie recipes I swear by: Any food that is home cooked.

Fitness secrets I unveiled: Tracking your fitness on a weekly basis is important. You must try to hit the gym at least three-four days on a week for quick weight loss results. Move more and binge less.

How do I stay motivated?

Keep questioning yourself that why are you doing it. This will remind you of your goal and help you stay focused. Set for yourself a monthly or weekly target.

How do you ensure you don’t lose focus? Staying focused is not easy and there are times when you go out of track, that’s okay. I try to hit the gym at least four days a week.

What’s the most difficult part of being overweight?
You feel fatigued all the time and have to deal with people who body shame you all the time.

What shape do you see yourself 10 years down the line? My one and only goal is to have a healthy body. A healthy body with the right muscle mass and correct body fat percentage.


What are the lifestyle changes you made?
I have stopped having junk food, colas and beverages. I do not eat any packaged food. Home-cooked food is what I stick to. I also make sure I maintain a calorie deficit.


What was the lowest point for you?
I wasn’t able to do the basic day to day activity as I felt tired very quickly.


Lessons learnt from weight loss: I learnt that once you start working on yourself you feel more confident. Some small changes in your lifestyle can give you good health for the future.


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